General Dentistry in Bakersfield, CA

Keep your smile healthy with regular visits to Dr. Kirkpatrick!

We know that you want to preserve (and perhaps even improve) your oral health. The best way to do this is to take good care of your smile. However, in addition to regular brushing and flossing habits, the American Dental Association recommends that adults see a dentist twice a year for general dentistry appointments. The staff of Kirkpatrick Dentistry prefers to see you every six months in our Bakersfield office so that the health of your teeth and gums can be well-monitored and maintained. Please call us today to schedule a general dentistry appointment. We can’t wait to welcome you to our dental family!

General dentistry services from Kirkpatrick Dentistry include:

  • Examinations
  • Deep cleanings
  • Mouthguards
  • Fillings

During a routine general dentistry appointment, we’ll take digital images of your teeth and gums so as to check for decay. Dr. Kirkpatrick and the other members of our Bakersfield staff should be able to notice anything problematic in between each of your pearly whites during your actual checkup or cleaning. If we notice a cavity, don’t worry. Kirkpatrick Dentistry can treat the decay with a natural-colored filling. Our general dentistry staff wants to help you retain your smile’s appearance, after all.

A Kirkpatrick Dentistry dental hygienist will provide a deep cleaning during a general dentistry visit to remove the buildup of plaque or tartar on your enamel. A normal toothbrush can’t remove it all, and the presence of these contaminants can lead to tooth decay or even gum disease. This is another good reason you shouldn’t skip your general dentistry appointments. Our general dentistry team can keep an eye out for any warning signs of more serious issues when you come by our Bakersfield office.

Do you play a sport? The Kirkpatrick Dentistry general dentistry team can fit you for an athletic mouthguard that will protect your teeth and gums while you play. Many injuries can happen during a game or practice, and teeth often take the brunt of the impact. To avoid these injuries, Dr. Kirkpatrick and the American Dental Association strongly recommend that you wear a mouthguard when participating in a sport.

Kirkpatrick Dentistry sees general dentistry patients from Bakersfield, McFarland, Lamont, Wasco, Shafter, and surrounding California locations. Please contact our office to begin bettering your oral health today. We ask that those new to Kirkpatrick Dentistry visit our new patient page. If you’ve broken a tooth, Dr. Kirkpatrick can use CEREC one-visit crowns technology to repair it! To learn about additional ways we can help make your smile top-notch, please visit our dental services page.

1851 A Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 USA
Dr. James K. Kirkpatrick DDS (661) 327-7301